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Uncorking rural heritage: indigenous production of fermented beverages for local and environmental sustainability

Keywords
wine, cider, typicality, terroir, rural heritage
Researchers (7)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  38766  PhD Guillaume Antalick  Plant production  Researcher  2020 - 2024  111 
2.  22504  PhD Lorena Butinar  Biology  Head  2020 - 2024  129 
3.  57501  PhD Seyed Ahmad Hosseini  Computer intensive methods and applications  Researcher  2020 - 2023  26 
4.  26511  PhD Mitja Martelanc  Chemistry  Researcher  2020 - 2024  70 
5.  21387  PhD Branka Mozetič Vodopivec  Plant production  Researcher  2020 - 2024  142 
6.  36437  PhD Jan Reščič  Plant production  Researcher  2020 - 2024  43 
7.  17102  PhD Melita Sternad Lemut  Plant production  Researcher  2020 - 2024  114 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1540  University of Nova Gorica  Nova Gorica  5920884000  13,879 
Abstract
The project addresses the problems of rural depopulation, brain drain and underdeveloped local economies faced by rural regions in Central and Eastern Europe. Norway is one of the most developed countries in Europe, however, its rural areas face a similar out-migration problem as the districts of the partners countries Slovenia, Croatia and North Macedonia. On the other hand, in Western Europe high quality agricultural products (such as wine) with a strong regional identity have contributed to sustainable rural development, preserving traditions and preventing out-migration or company relocations. This regionality was based on the concept of typicality and terroir. Through this project we aim to help to the development of rural areas by improving common research capacity and knowledge dissemination applied to the “terroir” approach for wine and cider production in Balkan and Norway. It will strengthen local and transnational partnerships, shape territorial identity and awareness, and outline the guidelines for legislation formation in the field of traditional agricultural food products with targeted beneficiaries including producers, farmers, researchers, advisors, students, regional authorities and policy makers. Transnational cooperation will enable unique and essential multidisciplinary exchange of experience, conjunction of existing infrastructure, transfer of promising practices and common activities for this multilevel challenge. The success of this project will be assured with the excellent international team of different experts and institutions in the field of enology, viticulture, fruit growing, fruit processing, sensory evaluation of wine and other agricultural products, wine producers, higher education and vocational training institutions, extension services and landscape/cultural heritage architectures specialists.
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